So this last week I was tested, I’m not gonna lie. I was tested big time! I was called into my boss’s office and made aware that my position (director for a software company) would be eliminated by the end of month, due to them no longer supporting my division. Let’s just recap here for a second I’m a single mom of three, I’ve loved my job though I’ve made some heavy sacrifices for it hoping they would pay off in the long run. Now I’m faced with my company moving in a new direction, which quite honestly I understand, but that leaves me sans a position. They offered me another position, but it is just not at all the right fit for me.
I cant lie, I was scared. Scared out of my mind. But thanks to all of you for your support and the courage that each of you has given me the last few weeks, I took it with a smile. I came home and remembered my own advice, and refused to allow my mind to go to that dark place of fear and doubt. I called my girlfriend who came immediately to help reinforce what I already KNOW… Everything ALWAYS happens for a reason. And like I’ve told many people, it’s all about what you believe in your core being, and thanks to my experience the past few years, now that belief IS me. I do believe that if one door closes that a better one is waiting, we just have to stay strong and believe.
This is the place where the weak give in, this is where most fail. I REFUSE to allow that to be me. There are always people in our lives that love to see us fail. This is one of those times when if I have preached something, then I have to practice it!! If people want me to fail, I hate to disappoint, but it’s not gonna happen! At least not today!
The funny thing is that about three hours before I got the news, I posted on my Facebook: “Today a new chapter begins.” I don’t know what prompted that post or what I was even thinking about when I did it, but it gave me courage. It was exactly what I needed to hear after I was told the news… that everything is still going to be OK. The new chapter can be as good or better than the old one, I just have faith. Just believe.
I am a firm believer in The Secret and the LOA and have been practicing it for the past two years, watching my life completely change for the better and having a front row seat to my dreams coming true. Well… Everything really does happen for a reason, and if anyone doubts this, then this story is for you! Im so excited to announce that I was offered and just completed my first week as the Director of Business Development for a thought leadership firm out of NYC. This is my DREAM job, and to boot it means I will be travelling to my favorite place on earth for work often! What could be better?!
People have the misconception that The Secret will give you the EXACT SPECIFIC thing you want when you want it. Then they give up or get frustrated when it doesnt manifest. They focus so heavily on that one specific thing, that they lose sight of the big picture. They think that by wishing, and pretending like its theirs that this will make their dreams come true. IT WONT. Sitting back waiting and hoping for what you want to fall in your lap is NOT how the LOA works! It works with the big picture, and thats where faith comes in. You need to just KNOW that everything will work out the way that its supposed to. AND IT WILL. But that doesnt mean you sit around and wait, it means you are proactive and you set goals and you dont let obstacles (big or small) get in your way. You hustle, as I like to call it. And lord knows Im a hustler!!
Id mapped out my dream job a few months ago, actually. It would be one where I would travel, speak at events, become an industry leader, interact with my clients, build off the name Id made for myself. It was a pretty far-fetched idea when I pitched it to my board of directors, and not the right fit for the organization at the time. It was out-of-the-box for sure. But I KNEW thats what I was great at and what Id love to do. So I called the owner of the group Im joining and pitched it to him. He LOVED it! Said the timing was perfect (I KNEW it would be; I KNEW there was no way, if I pitched it right, that he could not LOVE it). The next day I got the offer! It is literally the position I dreamed up 6 months ago, to the T (but with a nice raise!). As an added bonus I get to work from home so I can be near my babies much more than before.
So as I was saying, you MUST believe in the bigger picture. I had loved my former job, so if all I had focused on was my immediate future with that company I would have instantly lost faith when it wasnt working out anymore, but instead I remained focused on my larger goals and plan, which is moving my career forward in a very specialized way. And low and behold thats what come to me!
It works, Im telling you. Im living proof. 🙂